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"Torin lived for others:" Funeral held for 2019 Middletown grad

Loved ones remember Torin Dworchak's love of singing, fashion and others.

Middletown grad's alleged shooter in custody

Torin Dworchak's alleged shooter, Nathaniel Gabri Acevedo, was taken into custody in Nashville, police say.
Corner Rules Death As Homicide

Two charged in murder of Torin Dworchak

The Dauphin County Coroner has ruled that homicide was the cause of death of Torin Dworchak — the 18-year-old 2019 Middletown Area High School graduate whose body was found near the …

Chasing down their peeps: Lower Swatara police gather loose baby chickens from road

It wasn’t your typical police chase. At 5:18 a.m. today, Lower Swatara police officers helped the Pennsylvania State Police corral several hundred baby chickens running loose on the road on …

Londonderry vote paves way for 230 development; logistics facilities, mini-warehouses, business parks likely

Dave Gibbs’ home on Hertzler Road in Londonderry Township overlooks cornfields. The road is named after his wife’s grandfather who farmed the land for more than 80 years. But …

Londonderry supervisors explain rationale for zoning change that could lead to development

For the most part, Londonderry Township supervisors said little before approving zoning ordinance amendments Sept. 3 that will make way for developing three tracts in Londonderry …

Here are more comments from residents at the Londonderry zoning change hearing

Here is a sampling of what others said at the Sept. 3 public hearing on proposed zoning changes in Londonderry Township. • Township tax collector Loren Bowen voiced his support, saying people …

Middletown not aware of potential truck traffic increase from Londonderry plans

Middletown Borough Manager Ken Klinepeter told the Press & Journal he hasn’t seen any correspondence from Londonderry Township regarding zoning ordinance amendments that likely would lead …
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Defense shines in win over McDevitt, the only team to beat Middletown in the regular season since 2015

Anyone who boldly predicted that Middletown and Bishop McDevitt would score just 8 total points in Friday’s football game likely would have been labeled as crazy. But that’s exactly …

Rough opening to Mid-Penn Conference play for Raider boys soccer

The Blue Raiders opened up Mid-Penn Conference Capital Division play last week with some tough losses. “It’s been a difficult start to the season,” coach Brian Keyser said. …

MAHS volleyball gets trio of early victories

The Middletown volleyball team started the season with a slate that included wins against Northern York, Harrisburg and Milton Hershey, and a third-place finish in their pool at the annual Trinity …

Raiders field hockey wins first game

The Middletown field hockey team started the season with a win before dropping three straight games. On Aug. 30 at Eastern York, the Blue Raiders won 1-0 on a goal by senior Kiera Guckavan with a …

Raiders have no trouble with Northern York; Lopez, Jackson dominate on the ground

The Northern York Polar Bears were picked early to be the top team in the Mid-Penn Conference Colonial Division and started off the season with a win over East Pennsboro in the opening week. …

Raider boys soccer team secures 2nd place in Wyomissing season-opening tournament

By Mitch Spear Special to the Press & Journal For a second straight year, the Blue Raider boys soccer team kicked off its season playing in the Wyomissing invitational soccer tournament, …

OFF AND RUNNING: Middletown pulls away from Lower Dauphin, keeps Iron Spike

For the fourth straight year, the Middletown Area High School football team started off the season with a big victory in the Iron Spike Bowl. The defending Mid-Penn Conference Capital Division and …

Overuse injuries in sports can affect your kid’s game — today and tomorrow: Michael Suk

Tournaments and championships are inspiring — young athletes at the top of their game, representing their home teams. Think of the dedication it took to get there. Practice. Practice. Practice …
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2 women charged in argument at Middletown day care; officer hurt

Middletown police charged two women following an incident that began in the day care of the First Church of God at 245 W. High St. at about 4:40 p.m. Aug. 30. Police in arrest papers filed with …

Legislation for TMI tax break in state Senate

With the Sept. 30 shutdown of Three Mile Island now a certainty, legislation has been introduced in the state Senate to make grants available to communities affected by a power plant …

Unsteady gait and loud music draws police attention, leads to DUI charge vs. borough man

Middletown police charged a borough man with DUI after seeing him walking with an “unsteady gait” after getting out of his Dodge Ram pickup parked in the lot of the 7-Eleven at 12 E. Main …

Heroin overdose response leads to charges vs. another person

Middletown police filed drug charges against a woman after they responded to a heroin overdose June 2. Police initially responded to a report of a woman having overdosed in the Cottonwood Building …

Middletown man faces DUI charges after allegedly driving into house

A Middletown man faces DUI and other charges after police say he drove his car into a house in the 300 block of East High Street and fled Aug. 31. Police said that shortly before 4 a.m. an …

Man charged for punch in the eye; multiple DUI cases reported: Lower Swatara Police Roundup

A Middletown man has been charged with simple assault after he allegedly punched another man in the face during an incident in the 100 block of Eby Lane at 1:11 a.m. Aug. 23. According to the …

Pumpkin Fest set for Sunday at Middletown Home

The Middletown Home will once again host its No. 1 fundraiser of the year, Pumpkin Fest 2019, on the campus of the Middletown Home at 999 West Harrisburg Pike, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday Sept. …
Editorials

This is a great time of year to attend our community events: Editorial

Activities in our area don’t come to an end when school starts back up. In fact, this is one of the best times of the year in this area to get out in the community and take advantage of the …
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What we learned by taking Pennsylvania to court: Matthew Brouillette and Jonathan Goldstein

Two years ago, we filed a historic lawsuit against Gov. Tom Wolf, the General Assembly, the state treasurer, and the auditor general for enacting unbalanced state budgets in violation of …

What would you have done at key points in history?: Mike Folmer

As a former history major, I often reference our past to explain the importance of our founding principles. At times, I’ve been criticized for this by those who use 21st century values to judge …

How is Trump’s tariff working out for steel industry in U.S.? Merrill Matthews

U.S. Steel, one of America’s largest metal makers, just announced it will idle two blast furnaces in the coming months. That could put hundreds of workers out of a job.    The …
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